Seminar photo taken in March 2008.  Recognize any kobudo players?

Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan

The Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan is essentially the study of traditional Okinawan weapons.  Here is a link to the Canadian Branch: http://www.ryukyukobudotesshinkan.org/index_files/wwwryukyukobudotesshinkancom.htm


The Salt Spring Club began training in kobudo in early 2008 attending our first seminar over at Puckett's Noble House of Karate.  Don Shapland Sensei and Rainer Todsen Sensei lead the seminar that day so right from the beginning we were given excellent guidance and training. 


Today the Salt Spring Club is a branch dojo of the Tesshinkan.  Ranked members include:

Pat Byron Nidan

Chris Barclay Nidan

Leslie Barclay Nidan

Tina Mede-Honour Shodan

Nicholas Honour Shodan

Kirsty Oliveira Shodan


running continuously since 1979
Salt Spring Island Karate Club

Seminar photo taken in June 2008 at Don Shapland's Dojo in Chilliwack.